British Airways is celebrating the completion of its first flight entirely operated by an all-Black crew, it’s the first time in the airline’s history.
The flight operated from Bridgetown in Barbados to London’s Heathrow
It was staffed by Black employees, from dispatchers, cabin crew and pilots, gate agents, ground and staff.
It took place during Black History Month in the UK.
A staff member tweeted photos from the flight, calling it a “very monumental day in BA’s history.”
British Airways First Ever All Black crew flight BA255 to Barbados.
This included the flight crew, onboard crew, ground staff, gate team and the dispatcher.
A very monumental day in BA’s history. So grateful to have been apart of this. #WeMadeHistory #BlackHistory
— KING Pip (@__Epiphanyy) February 10, 2023
“A very monumental day in BA’s history. So grateful to have been apart of this,” a British Airways employee tweeted along with the hashtags #WeMadeHistory #BlackHistory.
Matthew Wilson was a passenger onboard the flight and also tweeted the airline in support.
— Matthew Wilson (@Matthewbarbados) February 9, 2023
“I am on the first ever @British_Airways all black crew from #Barbados to #London. What pride! We clapped when the pilot announced this.#Diversity #RepresentationMatters”
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